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Maryland Man Sentenced To Over Six Years In Federal Prison For Laundering More Than $1.8 Million In Drug Proceeds

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow today sentenced Gerrod Davis, age 46, Glen Burnie, Maryland, to six years and three months in federal prison for laundering more than $1.8 million in drug proceeds.

The sentence was announced by Erek L. Barron, U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland, Special Agent in Charge Jarod Forget of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Washington Field Division, and Chief Robert McCullough of the Baltimore County Police Department.

According to the guilty plea, as part of the drug trafficking organization, Davis handled bulk cash narcotics proceeds while his associates were responsible for street-level distribution of narcotics.  Members of the drug trafficking organization shared the cash proceeds of their street-level distributions with Davis, who laundered the money on behalf of the organization.  Davis conducted “money drops” in which he transported large sums of drug proceeds to an individual purporting to act on behalf of a Mexican Cartel.  Davis made these transactions with the intention of promoting the drug trafficking organization and its business relationship with the Cartel as well as concealing the nature, location, source, ownership, and control of the proceeds of the drug trafficking organization.  Between July 20, 2020, and May 6, 2021, the amount of money Davis laundered, or attempted to launder in furtherance of the conspiracy was at least $1,811,611. 

This case is also part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation.  OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.

United States Attorney Erek L. Barron commended the DEA for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Barron thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Adeyemi Adenrele and Darryl Tarver, who prosecuted the federal case.

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Angelina Thompson
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Updated June 28, 2024

Drug Trafficking
Financial Fraud